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As you can see by the photos my Brian played his first foot hockey game today. Being that it was new to him, he had mixed emotions during the game. He played here and there but I can tell he … Continue reading
Last night I had one of the best dreams I had in 16 years. If you know me, you know my mother passed away in 97′. Last night before I fell asleep, I meditated for a little, read some of … Continue reading
In the past year I see how much I have changed… at striving to be a better me. I have grown, learned, loved, hurt, laughed, cried, played, made mistakes, and fulfilled my deep passions. Life is made up of magical surprises and by choosing to do the ‘right’ thing my heart tells me to–I have gained so many wonderful, astounding experiences, wisdom and knowledge. Most importantly, the friendships and relationships I have developed with my family and friends–even strangers who I have crossed paths with has helped me to be where and who I am today–and in this present moment, I have grown to love myself wholeheartedly (as I will continue to work on doing every day). Each of you family and friends and strangers have taught me valuable lessons and because of you all, I have gained so much adoration and amorous support and guidance to continue on a path to keep on being me and to live out my dreams of doing what I love. You all inspire me on a special level that only each of you can bring to life–and I am ever so grateful for the love you all have provided me. Therefore, this upcoming year, 2013–I intend to explore what life has to offer and to expand, embellish and evolve myself by continuing to live out my passions and dreams that come from my heart and to share what I learn along my lifelong journey.
I welcome and embrace you the unknown of 2013!
May love, light and peace be with you all forevermore.
With Deep Gratitude,
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND YOU CAN CREATE WHAT YOU WANT.
Today is my mother’s birthday. She would have been 65 years young. Although she is not physically here to celebrate–I deeply believe I keep her essence alive deep in the love of my heart–where she still remains. Therefore, here is to my mother, my angel who flies high above and continues to play the unconditional loving role of watching over me (and my family), guiding and protecting me, keeping me safe. For my dear mother, you will always BE…FOREVER YOUNG.
Keeping my mother’s spirit alive….
Happy Birthday Mom.
I am born and raised here in Philadelphia…known as ‘the city of brotherly love.’ In this city, the city of my home, it is a part of who I am. I work on who I am every single day of my life. I create the ‘me’ I want and so deeply desire. I am aware of where I am and where I want to go and who I want to BE. Being in my current position; I know that my external part of me is not where I would like for it be. I still have a lot of work I need to do within so I can start seeing the transformation without. After all, everything is a process, all takes ‘time’… time to heal, time to calm down, time to make things better…
“Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice.” -Nora Roberts
I still feel a bit fearful at times; not nearly as much as I used to so I do see the improvement and change with myself. And I am happy with where I am today. I am very happy with how far I have come and all I have to accomplish. And I am not even done…done working on my goals. I have so many goals set for myself, to help better myself, to learn and grow as a person. I am a very curious being and I want to try everything at least once; and again and again if I love it! Such as traveling, I love traveling. I’ve been to many places. I have seen how other cultures live and how it is different than what I am used to. And I love everything other than what I am used to right now and I am sure this is all in the process of bigger and better things for me.
I believe it is time for a BIG change….a change out of my illusions in my mind and back into my heart… my hometown I am in is very active, lots of constant noise and energy. Sirens: fire trucks, cops cars, trucks, the “bvvrooommm” of the motorcycles, helicopters flying over my house as if I am a ‘serial’ criminal. Is all of this very loud noise that I am creating outside of myself due to what I am holding within? … If so, it is time for me to release it all because I learn every day how to overcome and by-pass all of this chaos and fear inside of me. Right now and always, I let go of all of the past of me that no longer serves me for my best good. I now fill myself with all of the good and peace I do deserve, all of the LOVE I AM.
“Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.” -Unknown
My real place I call home is my heart…filled with love as I continue to transition and create my outer world, my reality to make balance with all of ‘me’ and all I want to BE…I know I will see the transition both within and without …filled with peace, joy, harmony and LOVE… My home town reflects who I am as a person too… no wonder I am from ‘the city of brotherly LOVE’…. Because I believe LOVE is what it is all about. When I love myself, all of me—and I really FEEL the love deep within, that is when I start to love everything and everyone on my inside and outside worlds, even my external reality. It all starts with me, within my heart… and I choose to LOVE—share love, practice love, explore love, BE LOVE….For I AM LOVE.
“Where we love is home—home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” –Oliver Wendell Holmes
I’ve learned to always remember where I come from… especially that I have a lot of “history” that took place here in Philadelphia; it taught me many lessons that I still carry forward to this day… I accept all of my past of me; my good, my bad, my mistakes, all of the choices I have made in my life, I accept wholeheartedly. I am grateful to have had this experience of this life I am living; for this and every given moment, each inhale, each exhale… I am Home… My Home of Love that I Am.
Love, Peace and Blessings,
“I have never met a person whose greatest need was anything other than real, unconditional love. You can find it in a simple act of kindness toward someone who needs help. There is no mistaking love. You feel it in your heart. It is the common fiber of life, the flame of that heats our soul, energizes our spirit and supplies passion to our lives. It is our connection to God and to each other.” -Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND YOU CAN CREATE WHAT YOU WANT.
I’ve been told my whole life that I am weird, strange, unique, different… you name it; I was always considered the “odd one.” I felt alone, estranged, and that I would never be able to fit in with anyone. And that was all I wanted, to be a part of a whole—I just wanted to be accepted by everyone else. Well at least I thought I did. I kept quiet and agreed to like what others liked. I became the typical “norm” because I did not know any better. But the more I learn about me, the more I accept myself and love myself, the more I am myself. I grow every day to be ‘me‘ wholeheartedly.
No matter how much I struggled as a clueless individual; I still felt deep down that I was special. So I kept on with my journey of exploring who I am…as I continue to do today and every day. It does not matter to me what others think of me, what matters to me is what I think of myself. My goals, my dreams, my desires are what keep my light shining oh so brightly and to me, that is what is important. I live by my rules: love, kindness, patience, happiness, peace, joy, gratitude, laughter, fun, honesty, and all of the positive that goes along with it. This I know is me living out my truth. So for me to be different, I have to agree because by me being different, it gives me character, it sets me apart from all those who are so much alike. I express myself and it feels so good to do what I love doing. I live through my heart of what is right and finally for once; I feel like I belong…I feel like I fit in. Now I strive to accomplish what makes me happy instead of striving to make others happy. By doing this, I am not only making myself happy but I am transforming into a world of complete happiness. Therefore, I take pride in my own opinion, thoughts and feelings and I worry less about what others think… because I have learned what others think may not serve my true purpose.
What wondrous things can happen when we tune in with our inner selves and live freely of creating the person we are!
Love, Peace and Blessings,
“To thine own self be true.” -William Shakespeare
“No one can give you better advice than yourself.” -Cicero
“I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.” -Jonathan Lockwood Huie
“I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character! “ -Theodore Roosevelt
“Accept who you are; and revel in it.” -Mitch Albom